Real Madrid hit a stumbling block in a bid to land superstar target

Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid could potentially lose out on signing David Alaba of Bayern Munich. Reports state that the Austrian defender has imposed enormous demand.

Real Madrid are on the lookout for a potential replacement for Sergio Ramos. The Spanish defender is 34 as of now and will be turning 35 next March. Ramos is on contract with Los Blancos until next June and the player is in talks with the club over a contract renewal.

Meanwhile, Real have been linked with David Alaba of Bayern Munich. The Austrian defender is extremely versatile as he can play as a centre-back, left-back and even as a winger occasionally. Alaba is also a set-piece specialist. His quality and traits certainly make him a world-class player which is why he has been linked with almost every top European club including Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Alaba is on contract until next summer with Bayern Munich, however, the player will not be renewing terms with the European champions as the club does not wish to meet the player’s demands. Having said that, the 28-year-old can sign as a free agent next season and has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

A report from SPORT now states that his move could fall through due to an enormous demand imposed by the Bayern Munich defender. The 28-year-old center-back has demanded a salary worth 20 million euros a year which Los Blancos simply cannot afford or met as of now.

Although the club is financially well to do despite the pandemic’s harsh impact, Real are still considering of imposing a pay-cut on their players to cope with other situations. Having said that, signing David Alaba on a 20 million per annum wage contract simply seems redundant.

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If Alaba is to sign for Los Blancos next summer then the 28-year-old Austrian must accept a pay-cut. Meanwhile, Real Madrid continues to negotiate a renewal with Sergio Ramos, however, Paris Saint-Germain has shown interest as well and are willing to offer the Spanish captain a lucrative contract.